16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Third Street Promenade). Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at The Grove, stop by Amoeba Music, and make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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